Tuberculosis infection protects mice from developing COVID-19

Journal Reference: Oscar Rosas Mejia, Erin S. Gloag, Jianying Li, Marisa Ruane-Foster, Tiffany A. Claeys, Daniela Farkas, Shu-Hua Wang, Laszlo Farkas, Gang Xin, Richard T. Robinson. Mice infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis are resistant to acute disease caused by secondary infection with SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Pathogens, 2022; 18 (3): e1010093 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010093 Currently, the bacterium that causes … Read more

Lithium may decrease risk of developing dementia

Journal Reference: Shanquan Chen, Benjamin R. Underwood, Peter B. Jones, Jonathan R. Lewis, Rudolf N. Cardinal. Association between lithium use and the incidence of dementia and its subtypes: A retrospective cohort study. PLOS Medicine, 2022; 19 (3): e1003941 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003941 The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, conducted a retrospective analysis of the health records … Read more

History of neurological or psychiatric conditions increases the likelihood of developing more

History of neurological or psychiatric conditions increases the likelihood of developing more – NovLink Home Mash I History of neurological or psychiatric conditions increases the likelihood of developing more We want to say thanks to the writer of this article for this amazing content History of neurological or psychiatric conditions increases the likelihood of developing … Read more

Human microbiome research excludes developing world, study finds

Journal Reference: Richard J. Abdill, Elizabeth M. Adamowicz, Ran Blekhman. Public human microbiome data are dominated by highly developed countries. PLOS Biology, 2022; 20 (2): e3001536 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001536 The authors evaluated global repositories of DNA sequencing data used to measure microbiome content and found that almost half of all publicly available samples come from subjects … Read more

Developing bioactive coatings for better orthopaedic implants

Journal Reference: Imran Deen, Gurpreet Singh Selopal, Zhiming M. Wang, Federico Rosei. Electrophoretic deposition of collagen/chitosan films with copper-doped phosphate glasses for orthopaedic implants. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2022; 607: 869 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2021.08.199 “Traditional metal, ceramic, or polymer implants have limited bioactive properties. The healing process can be lengthy and have a higher … Read more

Keeping active through varied activities can reduce risk of developing dementia

Journal Reference: Olga Krakovska, Gregory J. Christie, Faranak Farzan, Andrew Sixsmith, Martin Ester, Sylvain Moreno. Healthy memory aging – the benefits of regular daily activities increase with age. Aging, 2021; DOI: 10.18632/aging.203753 The team found that engaging in a combination of hobbies, such as light exercise and connecting with loved ones, can reduce memory decline … Read more

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